• Celebrate 350

    The year 2014 will mark a notable milestone for New Jersey: its 350th birthday. Since its creation in 1664, New Jersey has played a pivotal role in the shaping of American life and culture.

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  • Women’s History Special!

    In celebration of women's history, our website will feature the blog, Jersey Girl Greats by Maeve Kelly, featuring daily biographies of notable New Jersey women.

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  • Rediscovering Women Who Made New Jersey History

    Read Deborah Kelly's recent blog post, featured on the NJ350 website.

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  • Call for Nominations!

    Is there someone missing from the New Jersey women’s history Biographies? We are opening up nominations for additions to this educational resource.

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  • NJWH…a resource for all!

    A resource for all interested about the history of women in New Jersey

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  • Visit the Heritage Trail

    The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail will lead you on a journey throughout the state, using historic places to tell the collective story of a few of these famous women, and many of the more private women, who contributed to the agricultural, industrial, labor and domestic history of the state.

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The New Jersey Women's History Project is an educational resource for students, teachers, and those interested in learning more about the history of women in New Jersey. Utilizing digital scholarship and historical research methods, and blended and experiential learning techniques, the project aims to research, document, and curate the historical and cultural contributions of New Jersey women.

The project currently includes biographies of New Jersey Women, information on a wide variety of historical topics, and an extensive bibliography of resources. In the near future, the project will be integrated into specific Rowan University History and Gender Studies courses, where students will research topics and develop content for the project. We also have plans to incorporate the project within a Cultural Geography course, where students will focus on documenting and mapping historical sites for tourism. The project will also integrate education courses, where students will develop units and lesson plans that utilize the project's content. These units and lessons will be shared through the website.

The original website was developed by the Alice Paul Institute, with financial assistance from a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission (a division of the Department of State) and through the Discover NJ History License Plate Fund for Heritage Tourism Grant Program of the New Jersey Historic Trust. During the spring of 2020, the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center partnered with the Rowan University History Department to acquired the project for future development.

To learn more about the history of this project, please visit: About the project

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